Based on my training, personal experiences and clinical research results, I passionately believe that the most important factor of any counselling is the relationship between individual and counsellor. If there is no connection or trust, I am doubtful of how productive any session can be and so I utilise a feedback system which ensures you are getting the most out of your counselling sessions. This method also allows us to track progress in a measurable way so that you can see the results of the work you do both in and out of sessions.
I have been trained in numerous approaches including strength based talk therapy approaches such as solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing, and non-verbal expressive therapy techniques, including symbol work and Sandplay. I work using a person centred framework, which recognises that individuals have the ability to resolve any issues. I would be honoured to join you on this journey of discovery.
Clients & Concerns
I provide support to individuals, couples, children and young people who are experiencing a range of possible issues including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, and emotional regulation.
The initial session is used to discuss what you would like to gain from counselling, the hopes and possible changes you would like to see that means the session/s have been useful for you. Some people find that this initial session sufficient and others feel that further sessions would be beneficial - it is entirely up to you and I am happy to discuss this at any time.
I completed my Masters in Counselling from the University of the Sunshine Coast, building on my Diploma of Counselling and Bachelors in Psychology. I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association and have a Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work, which provides an alternative option for helping individuals who may not find talk therapy suitable or effective.